i don't think you can choose what you're attracted to, but i don't think that marriage should shift to fill every persons desires. not to trot out this old comparison, but i don't think pedos can choose what they're attracted to either, or that people that are into specific kinks and the many many sexual turn ons out that can really help it. to me they're totally separate from the topic of marriage though.
No cure for pedophilia has been developed. There are, however, certain therapies that can reduce the incidence of a person committing child sexual abuse
Reduce the incidence... That doesn't sound reassuring.. and it doesn't sound like it would help long term...
Drastically reduce... hum....So they only have a few relapses?
Would you trust one of them with your daughter?
The pedophile argument can largely be ignored for this one reason. There is demonstrable harm that occurs to one party of that relationship, the children - there is psychological damage, physical damage, emotional damage that will (more often then not) result in extensive amounts of therapy for the children harmed.
Whereas in the gay situation, you have two consenting adults content with their sexuality, that are not harming anyone else in any way shape or form.
There is not a single argument I've ever heard that uses reason, and evidence that would undermine the rights of gays to be married -with exception to the people that would object to marriage in general.
bravo Erik well said